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Police: Man kills girlfriend, self at Houston doughnut shop

Feb. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man gunned down his girlfriend at a Houston Dunkin' Donuts where she worked and then killed himself. A police investigator told KTRK television that the man went into the shop west of downtown Houston just before noon on Friday and fired several shots, killing his...

SafeSport ends investigation into deceased skater Coughlin

Feb. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The organization that investigates accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse in sports in the U.S. has halted its probe into figure skater John Coughlin, the two-time national pairs champion who died by suicide last month. The U.S. Center for SafeSport said Tuesday there was no...

Woman begins jail sentence for texting suicide conviction

Feb. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EST

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas. Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail...

Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting

Feb. 10, 2019 7:01 AM EST

In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country. Supporters say...

'I'm devastated:' Ohio police grieve latest officer death

Feb. 8, 2019 2:09 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in the Cincinnati region Friday mourned a 20-year veteran sheriff's deputy, the fifth police officer in the extended law enforcement community to die in less than two months. Uniformed officers from multiple departments helped pack a church for funeral services for Bill...

Reeling Ohio law enforcement community bids another farewell

Feb. 8, 2019 11:47 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for Ohio deputy (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Cincinnati region's law enforcement community is bidding farewell to the latest of five police officers to die in less than two months. Tributes for 20-year-old Clermont County sheriff's deputy Bill Brewer...

2 arrested in Britain in suspected assisted suicide case

Feb. 8, 2019 7:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested two people on suspicion of helping a 94-year-old man end his life. Police said Friday an 89-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man were arrested after police were called to a residence in Lymington, on England's south coast, where the man's body was found. The two...

Abandoned car, apparent suicide, lead to bodies of couple

Feb. 7, 2019 10:26 PM EST

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say an abandoned car following a high-speed chase and its driver who apparently died by suicide led to the discovery of a couple found dead in their Hooksett home. The attorney general's office said the car was found in Massachusetts and was registered to...

Conviction upheld for woman who urged boyfriend's suicide

Feb. 6, 2019 1:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding her involuntary manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court said in a unanimous decision...

$10M bond set for man accused of shooting Ohio deputies

Feb. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday. A shackled Wade Edward Winn, who appeared to have...